£53.13 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 9 Nov 2014 Check-out 10 Nov 2014

King James by Thistle

4 stars
107 Leith Street, --, Edinburgh, EH1 3SW
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
29 reviews
Perfect Location for Edinburgh

The hotel is a part of the St. James shopping center which has a post and pound store among other... See full review

  • Bearabee
  • 21 Oct 2014
Good convienent hotel for Edinburgh

Hotel had a nice view, was clean, located right above a mall and in walking distance to many of the... See full review

  • Tevious
  • 10 Oct 2014
4-star hotel near Waverley Station

The 4-star King James Hotel, near Princes Street and less than half a mile (0.7 km) from Waverley Station, offers easy access to Edinburgh's main shopping thoroughfare. Attractions include the Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Parliament, picturesque Old and New Towns, and Festival Theatre. Guests enjoy meals at two on-site venues, the Boston Bean bar or Craig's Restaurant.

Highlights
  • 4-star hotel close to business and tourist districts
  • Choice of bar or restaurant
  • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)
Rooms

King James offers 143 non-smoking rooms and suites with modern amenities, graded at four levels: standard, deluxe, executive, and suites. Rooms feature complimentary toiletries, direct dial telephone, flat-screen LCD television, refreshment tray, trouser press, and work desk. All rooms feature an in-room safe, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. Special rates and packages are often available for sporting or cultural events. Business travelers can choose from seven conference rooms. The Lothian room accommodates up to 250 people and offers theatre seating.

Features

The Boston Bean bar, located on the hotels' third floor, serves a variety of drinks, snacks, and light meals in informal surroundings. Craig's Restaurant offers Scottish and European dishes and friendly service in a relaxed contemporary setting. Room service is also available 24 hours per day.

Transportation
  • Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station (0.2 mi/470 m)
  • Edinburgh Airport (6.9 mi/11.1 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Princes Street (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Old Town (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Easter Road Stadium (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Tynecastle Stadium (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Murrayfield Rugby Stadium (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
Business
  • BT Openzone Internet access
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Business and financial district (0.9 mi/1.4 km)

King James by Thistle Rooms

Standard Twin
Standard Twin offers one twin bed with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Complimentary Toiletries, Direct Dial Telephone, Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press and Work Desk.
Standard Double
Standard Double offers one double bed with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Complimentary Toiletries, Direct Dial Telephone, Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press and Work Desk.
Deluxe King
Deluxe King offers one king bed with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Complimentary Toiletries, Direct Dial Telephone, Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press and Work Desk.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

55.9545 -3.1882
Area served
Edinburgh.
Nearby airports
Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
Area description
The King James Hotel is located near Edinburgh's world-famous Princes Street, and a short walk from the historic Royal Mile.

Nearby points of interest

  • Princes Mall: 0.2 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Underground City: 0.4 mi
  • People's Story: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.4 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.2 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Underground City: 0.4 mi
  • People's Story: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.4 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.6 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.6 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.6 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.6 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.6 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.6 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.7 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.7 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.7 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.8 mi
  • Pilrig: 0.8 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.8 mi
  • Powderhall: 0.9 mi
  • Easter Road: 0.9 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.9 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.9 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1 mi
  • Warriston: 1 mi
  • Leith Waterworld: 1.1 mi
  • The Grange: 1.1 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1.1 mi
  • Sciennes: 1.1 mi
  • Lochrin: 1.1 mi

Dining

Craig's Restaurant
Dine in comfort in Craig's Restaurant; situated at the heart of the hotel on the 3rd floor. It offers guests great food, friendly service in a relaxed contemporize setting.
The Boston Bean Company
Our Boston Bean bar is the perfect venue to enjoy a drink, snack or light meal. Conveniently located at the heart of hotel on the third floor with options to suit all occasions and appetites.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (29)

Ratings and reviews for King James by Thistle

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bearabee
Business
Stuttgart, Germany
21 Oct 2014

Perfect Location for Edinburgh

The hotel is a part of the St. James shopping center which has a post and pound store among other shops and cafes. Very close to Princes Street to include Princes Mall and Waverly Station. Close to bus stops to include one right by the hotel entrance. Within walking distance to the Royal mile and Calton Hill. Perfect location great tasty buffet breakfast for 10 pounds. We were hardly in the room but to sleep and unwind from a full day of sightseeing. Close to the Playhouse theatre which is a pick up location for Grayline tours. Staff very friendly and helpful! Will stay here again next I am in Edinburgh!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Princes Street is to the right of the hotel coming out from the front entracnce. There is a tram that runs down princes street as well as buses. A nice walk across North Bridge brings you to Royal Mile and other attractions like the Edinburgh Castle (a medium long walk) and the Camera Obscura and the World of Illusion at the base of the castle. Many places to eat and shop and drink. Wonderful

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tevious
Business
Edinburgh, Scotland.
10 Oct 2014

Good convienent hotel for Edinburgh

Hotel had a nice view, was clean, located right above a mall and in walking distance to many of the best tourist attractions of Edinburgh. They even held onto our bags for free on our last day after checking out so we didn't have to carry them around all day or pay for lockers. Good deal too for the area. Can't really complain, except that the cleaning lady didn't properly shut the door all the way. The door required a little force to close completely from the outside.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Watch out for the Wind Wizard at Edinburgh Castle. He can be found murmuring ancient wind spells in the museums. He appears to be a man of 70 with a long white beard and a red plaid shirt, lurking around the castle. Be wary not to inhale his breath, or you may catch a modern version of the pneumonic plague (black death).

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Clarkie73
Business
Aberdeen, Scotland
17 Sep 2014

Perfect Location

Cant fault the staff, very helpful and friendly had a room at the back and there was no noise at all. Had room service at 2am and this was delivered quickly. Didnt have breakfast at the hotel, but smellt lovely! Would defo recommend and will hopefully stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Just a step away from the shops

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Harry Patel
Business
Chattanooga, TN USA
5 Jul 2014

Trip was very good with friends

We will definitely will stay at this hotel when we visit EDINBURGH

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Very close to train station ( Edinburgh wavily station)

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Boddiker
Business
Ellicott City, Md.
29 Jun 2014

St. James on Thistle

Right across the street from Waverly rail station; attached to St. James mall made shopping easy. Convenient to Visitor Center for tours.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pauline f
Business
Ireland
10 Jun 2014

Excellent location and hotel

Convienient to everything, an added bonus having the shopping centre attached. Excellent stay overall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to great bars, restaurants, shopping, Edinburgh castle and many other attractions. Perfect.

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Juan P
Business
Butler, Maryland
8 Jun 2014

Solid reforms move

No nonsense, straight forward hotel and service. Great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Green Butterfly
Business
Farnborough
27 Apr 2014

Good Location but hotel a bit dated

Staff are great and hotel bedrooms very clean. Excellent breakfast. Our room safe wasn't working and after checking two other rooms we were moved to a room where the safe finally was working - think we should have been offered an upgrade for the inconvenience of having to pack up our things and move rooms. I think this is something that ought to have been checked out prior to letting out the room. Overall the location was excellent and everything was within walking distance. Hotel was quite shabby in areas but the staff were very friendly and helpful. Good priced hotel for location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Dome is fantastic - Mojitos were just perfect!

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nobbers
Business
hertford
27 Feb 2014

weekend break

have stayed at the hotel on quite a few occasions now. Has always been comfortable clean and close to the heart of edinburgh. breakfasts very good. staff friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of King James by Thistle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Athens7
Business
Athens
26 Nov 2013

Perfect Location

We arrived at the train station just after midnight and were delighted to find the hotel just around the corner. The next morning we had a few things to get before heading to Aberdeen for a wedding and it was so easy to leave the hotel on the third floor and go straight into St James shopping mall which has everything. This hotel has a perfect location. On the downside the rooms felt a bit cold

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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